Lady Gaga Strips Down, Plays Piano In VMA Promos

Gaga will appear live on MTV to make a VMA announcement Thursday at 7:49 p.m. ET/PT.

It's a big week for Lady Gaga. After announcing she'd be performing at the 2011 Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 28, promos for the big show featuring the Mother Monster herself were unveiled, giving fans a very candid, stripped-down take on her latest single, "Yoü and I."

In one clip, Gaga proves that it is possible to remove your bra and play the piano at the same time. She then stands up from the piano, holding some strategically placed sheet music to stay suitable for TV. In a second promo, Gaga sits and croons the track, a jazz band backing her up.

"Sometimes I'm really happy and I write music, and sometimes I'm really angry and sometimes I'm really drunk or sometimes I'm super sober," she says in another promo about the impending big night. "You don't really know why or if or how you write music."

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Gaga will appear live Thursday at 7:49 p.m. ET/PT on MTV and Logo during "MTV First: Lady Gaga" to make a special #VMA announcement and celebrate the television premiere of her "Yoü and I" video, to be followed by a live Q&A on In addition to performing at the VMAs, Lady Gaga is nominated for four Moonmen, including Best Female Video ("Born This Way"), Best Art Direction ("Judas"), Best Choreography ("Judas") and Best Video With a Message ("Born This Way").

Fans can submit questions for Lady Gaga beginning Wednesday (August 17) through and Twitter (@MTVNews, hashtag #MTVGaga).

The 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Sunday, August 28, from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles at 9 p.m. ET/PT. See the list of nominees, revisit last year's highlights and vote for your favorites in the general categories by visiting

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